Sam Stanton knows these simple facts:
~ He is a great catch–successful, smart, gorgeous…but the wrong woman caught him.
~ He has the perfect girl who is madly in love with him.
~ He wasted six years of his life by playing it safe.
~ He is damn good at his job and intends to keep climbing the ladder.
~ He can’t get her off his mind or out of his heart–no matter how hard he tries.
But, what he doesn’t know is just as important:
~ Will he ever really move on and forget how badly she broke his heart?
~ Should he settle for a sure thing, even knowing it’s the wrong thing?
~ Can he give up his career for a chance at happiness?
~ Does he correct one mistake with another?
~ What would he do if she were to return?
Confused yet? Welcome to Sam Stanton’s life.
Hostile Workplace is a contemporary romance meant for readers who are 18+ due to mature content.
Sam Stanton seems like the perfect guy…he’s young and very successful. Confident and unattached, or is he. He has been holding on to the “one that got away” nearly 6 years ago. Sam is a bit obsessive and a bit of a pussy when it comes to his ex Lydia. He constantly thinks about her and just….can’t….let…go.
When things change in his life, again, he is free to try and let loose. He gives in to temptation at the office.
“Every. Single. Ounce. Of. My. Restraint. Immediately. Detonated. Kablam.”
But is that really going to be enough for him. Sam thinks of Lydia constantly, he envisions her when he’s with other women, he then starts to think he is seeing her around. He may not be crazy.
As the story progresses I eased up on Sam a little bit. I began to learn more of the back story and it really helped me to understand why he is the way he is. The emotions that AM Madden gives us are strong, it was easy to empathize from both characters points of view. What lies on the surface only goes that deep…
“There seriously was a fine line between love and hate.”
That sums up Sam and Lydia’s relationship pretty well. They had some pretty heated moments, remembering the past and working through the anger they both have. I was rooting for them once things really started to get moving again. Sam Stanton does lead a confusing life…read and watch as it all unravels before him.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amazon Best Selling Author ~
A.M. Madden’s debut novel is Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. The series includes Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, and The Devil’s Lair Novella.
A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.
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Other Books by A.M. Madden
Back-Up (The Back-Up Series #1)
Front & Center (The Back-Up Series #2)
Encore (The Back-Up Series #3)
Backstage (The Back-Up Series #4)
The Devil’s Lair Novella (The Back-Up Series #4.5)
Stone Walls (Standalone)